Everything you need to know about Kochi Airport: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Kochi Airport: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Kochi May 22 (IANS) Applications have been invited for the INK Fellows Programme 2013 for using the physical and digital platform for sharing innovative ideas, an organiser said Wednesday. The programme will be hosted in Kochi.
Kochi, May 22 (IANS) A pall of gloom has set in at the house of S. Sreesanth here with his parents preferring to stay out of public glare following the cricketer's arrest for alleged spot fixing in Indian Premier League (IPL) matches.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 17 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, whose government will celebrate its second anniversary Saturday, said he has proved that the majority in the assembly is not that important.
Kochi, May 16 (IANS) A group of ayurveda experts have launched a medical treatment package in cyberspace.
Kochi, May 16 (IANS) Things, at the moment, appear bleak for fast bowler S. Sreesanth, one of the most colourful personalities in Kerala, who shot into prominence by becoming only the second person from the state to represent India in cricket.
Kolkata, May 15 (IANS) A day after a glass pane came tumbling down, closely missing two wheelchair-bound passengers in the domestic section of the new Rs.20 million terminal of the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, a pile of rubble, a defunct beverage kiosk and a large patch on the carpeted floor greeted tourists at the minimalist international lounge.
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has received three bids from steel major Jindal South West (JSW), a consortium from Kerala and Mumbai Tigers for new I-League Clubs from the 2013-14 season.
Washington, May 13 (ANI): Federal officials at the General Services Administration are set to sell a plane that once served as Air Force One, this week.
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal and Law Minister Ashwani Kumar were not the first from in the United Progressive Alliance-II to have resigned on corruption charges. The others who stepped down on corruption charges are:
Washington, May 10 (ANI): In another incident of cyber-crime, 45 million dollars have been stolen by hacking a prepaid debit card database, followed by draining ATMs across the world, according to federal prosecutors.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 9 (IANS) Industries Minister P.K. Kunhalikutty Thursday said 40 projects have materialised out of the Emerging Kerala meet held in Kochi last September.
New Delhi, May 9 (ANI): Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh has directed national carrier Air India to stop the "companion free (travel) scheme" (CFS) which allowed its employees to take their spouse or any other family member for free on the fare of a single ticket.
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The government Wednesday directed national carrier Air India to stop the "companion free (travel) scheme" (CFS) which allowed its employees to take their spouse or any other family member for free on the fare of a single ticket.
Port of Spain, May 8 (IANS) Indian High Commissioner to Trinidad & Tobago Malay Mishra has said he would prefer to put behind him an "incident" at the Piarco International Airport here last week when an immigration officer misbehaved with him, leading to the country/'s foreign minister expressing regret and promising corrective action.
Melbourne, May 07(ANI): Abu Dhabi Airport has been installed with "GoSleep" sleeping pods, which lets travellers take a quick nap before boarding a plane.
Washington, May 7 (IANS) In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, the US expects to have an automated system in place this month to close the student visa gap that allows many to enter the country even after they cease to be students.
Kochi, May 6 (IANS) Geojit BNP Paribas, a leading retail stock broker, is all set to launch the country's first ever trading app on Facebook.
Kochi (Kerala), May 4 (ANI): A four-day-long World Congress of Diabetes organised by Diabetes India concluded recently in Kochi, and the outcome of it was that plans are afoot to introduce India specific treatment guidelines of diabetes in the near future.
Kochi, May 3 (IANS) The Indian Navy is committed to promoting self-reliance in military technology to help sustain the country's economic growth, a top naval commander said here Friday.
Stockholm, May 2 (IANS) Swaying, trancing, dervishing to the mantras beat on several score drums, thousands of demonstrators snaked through the wide arteries of the Swedish capital on May Day with one single demand: Let Stockholm be free of discrimination!
Kochi, April 29 (IANS) Conductors in Kochi's private buses will also recharge Vodafone subscribers.
London, April 28 (ANI): Ireland is a hotspot for alien activity and pilots in the country have risked death to avoid spacecraft crashes, UFO experts have claimed.
Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) The clock is ticking away for an Indian-origin professor at Stanford who is suffering from leukaemia and is desperately waiting for a bone marrow donor match.
New York, April 27 (ANI): Expressing his annoyance over one of minister's being subjected to a search and questioning at Boston Airport, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has cancelled a reception that was to be hosted in his honour by New York Consul General Dnyaneshwar Mulay.
Moscow, April 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's largest airline Aeroflot misspent 13.9 billion rubles (over $443 million) in 2010-2011 and the first nine months of 2012, according to an Audit Chamber report.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 25 (IANS) Ernst & Young Global Services (EYGS) Thursday opened its third Kerala facility at the KINFRA Film and Video Park here.
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Eight months after the Indian government permitted international airlines to invest in domestic passenger carriers, Jet Airways Wednesday announced a 24 percent stake sale to Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways to raise around Rs.2,000 crore ($379 million).
Kochi, April 24 (IANS) The proposed IPO of MobME Wireless Solutions Ltd., India's first telecom campus start-up, has received in-principle approval from the National Stock Exchange of India Ltd. (NSE), while leading credit rating agency CRISIL has assigned it a grading of 3/5.
Melbourne, Apr. 23 (ANI): A woman has claimed that she was detained by US border officials thrice in two weeks and accused of being a sex worker for carrying condoms and "racy underwear" in her baggage.
Washington, Apr 23 (ANI): Aerospace giant Boeing has admitted that it may never know the cause of battery malfunctions in its 787 Dreamliner aircraft.
Los Angeles, April 23 (IANS) Actress Eva Longoria has denied rumours that she is romancing one of the contestants from her axed reality TV show "Ready For Love".
Washington, Apr. 22 (ANI): Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one of the brothers involved in the Boston bombing Marathon, left the country recently and returned a radically different man, according to a friend.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 21 (IANS) The central government has approved the introduction of visa-on-arrival (VoA) service at Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram and Kochi airports, a minister said Sunday.
Washington, Apr. 19 (ANI): US Transportation Security Administration officials shut down a section at Miami International Airport after a male passenger tried to go through security checkpoint with a lighter disguised as a grenade, but turned out to be a novelty cigarette lighter.
Karachi, Apr.18 (ANI): Pakistan media has said fast-bowler Mohammed Asif's international cricket career is all but over after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) declined his appeal to lift his seven-year ban for spot-fixing.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 17 (IANS) The Kerala government Wednesday announced floating a new company to provide potable water in the state.
London, Apr 17 (ANI): An employee from Sawston, Cambridgeshire stunned his bosses with bizarre resignation letter iced on to a cake.
Kochi, April 16 (ANI): Indian Navy personnel in Kochi welcomed a charity ship carrying specially abled crew, which is on world voyage.
Moscow, April 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Moscow will heighten security for this summer's World Athletics Championships following the deadly Boston Marathon blasts.
Washington, April 16 (IANS) US President Barack Obama pledged the "full weight of justice" as two people were killed and more than 100 injured as two powerful explosions detonated in quick succession near the Boston Marathon finish line.
Kochi, April 14 (IANS) Veteran comedian and character artiste Innocent, who was suffering from non-Hodgkin lymphoma, says he is cured now and ready to put on the grease paint again.
Kochi, April 13 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Saturday inaugurated the online processing of medical bills under the Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS) here.
Kochi, April 12 (IANS) Geojit BNP Paribas Financial Services announced Friday that the BBK Geojit Securities KSC, a joint venture of the company in Kuwait with Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait, will be operational next month.
Bucharest, April 12 (IANS) A Turkish plane had to make an emergency landing Thursday near Romania's capital city of Bucharest, following a conflict among passengers on board.
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Online career and recruitment solutions provider Monster India has announced the launch of its first virtual career fair in the country April 15-19.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 11 (IANS) The master plan of the prestigious IT project Smart City Kochi was cleared at a meeting held in Dubai Thursday and the work on it is slated to begin in July, officials said.
Kochi, April 11 (IANS) Start-up firm AmidRay Technologies, based here, has launched a community Android application "Blockout Traffic", which informs people of choked traffic within a 25-30 km radius, the creators of the programme said Thursday.
Washington, Apr. 11 (ANI): Singapore's Changi Airport has been named the best in the world for the fourth time in 14 years at the prestigious World Airport Awards in Geneva.
Beijing, April 10 (IANS) Construction of a new airport in the Chinese capital will start next year, and the facility is expected to be completed and put to use in 2018, officials said Wednesday.
Kochi, April 10 (IANS) The Southern Naval Command has said that a marital discord between a serving lieutenant and his wife led to the officer's wife registering a police complaint gainst some navy officials by .
Thiruvananthapuram, April 9 (IANS) After circumnavigating the globe solo in a sailboat, naval officer Lt. Cdr. Abhilash Tomy now wants to do so in a microlight for a unique double.
Kochi, April 9 (IANS) You can open a virtual office in Kerala's commercial capital Kochi paying just Rs.500 a month, thanks to Spacelance.com.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 5 (IANS) Askar, brother of actor Ajmal Ameer of "Madambi" fame, is set to make his acting debut with the oddly-titled "Holy Shit".
Washington, Apr. 3 (ANI): Halle Berry, who has no tolerance for paparazzi when her daughter Nahla is around, was seen getting angry at photographers when they hounded the family at Los Angeles Airport after their return from their vacation in Hawaii.
Kochi, April 2 (ANI): Vice Admiral Scott H Swift, Commander of the Seventh Fleet of the United States Navy, arrived here today on a two day visit.
London, Apr. 2 (ANI): Madonna, who adopted two kids from Malawi, fulfilled the promise that she made to bring them both back "every two or three years."
Washington, April 1 (IANS) A terminal at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport in the US was evacuated for about two hours Monday due to concerns over a suspicious device, CNN reported.
Auckland (New Zealand), April 1 (ANI): Rapper Scribe's tweets that critically injured New Zealand batsman Jesse Ryder may have been responsible for the vicious attack on him last week, has been rubbished by Ryder's manager Aaron Klee.
New Delhi, Mar 31 (ANI): A motorbike race was hosted in New Delhi on Sunday with the sole aim to promote motor sports in India.
Islamabad, Mar 30 (ANI): New details on threats against former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf, who soon expected to visit Islamabad, have created tensions in the state security apparatus, a report has said.
Abu Dhabi, March 28 (IANS/WAM) Passenger traffic at the Abu Dhabi International Airport grew by 13.1 percent in February, with traffic from India showing a growth of 9.1 percent.
Thiruvananthapuram, March 27 (IANS) The Kerala government Wednesday offered full support to the Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) if the need arose to stage matches at Kochi for the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) that begins April 3.
Thiruvananthapuram, March 26 (IANS) With Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha writing to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh asking for Sri Lankan players and officials to be excluded from Indian Premier League (IPL) matches to be staged in Chennai, the Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) has offered to host these matches at Kochi.
Munich, March 26 (IANS) Around 120 kg of drugs were seized last year at the Munich airport, officials said Monday.
New Delhi/Kochi, Mar. 25 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday lashed out at the Congress-led UPA Government over Defence Minister A.K. Antony's comment that the AgustaWestland deal for 12 VVIP helicopters was tainted, saying it smacks of hypocrisy for the Centre is talking in vague terms instead of identifying the accused and prosecuting him or her.
Kochi, March 25 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Monday confirmed that corruption had taken place in the controversial helicopter deal with Italian company AgustaWestland. He added that a new defence procurement policy would soon be ready.
New Delhi, Mar 25 (ANI): Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dr. M. Veerappa Moily has said that his government will work towards securing energy independence for India.
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) The public sector gas transmission and marketing company GAIL (India) Sunday expressed the hope that issues stalling its Kochi-Kottanad-Mangalore-Bangalore gas pipeline project would be speedily resolved.
Sydney, March 24 (IANS) Australian captain Michael Clarke hoped that his chronic back pain would not keep him out of the Ashes but his participation in next month's Indian Premier League (IPL) will be decided on the basis of advice from medical experts.
Yangon, March 23 (IANS) Myanmar's largest Mandalay International Airport will be upgraded, a media report said Saturday.
London, March 22 (IANS) A nuclear site in Britain was shut down Friday as rain and snow swept across the country causing transport chaos, floods and power failure, a media report said.
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Noting there was a Pakistani hand in the 1993 Mumbai blasts, the Supreme Court Thursday said the neighbouring country was violating its international commitment to prevent terrorist attacks emanating from its territory and inflicting injuries to other states.
Abu Dhabi, March 17 (IANS/WAM) The Abu Dhabi international airport has been named the best in the Middle East by the Airport Council International.
Washington, Mar 16 (ANI): A London-based airport has been criticised for posting a photograph of a plane crash, in which a child had died, on its Facebook page, following which the airport deleted the post and apologised for its 'misconduct'.
Thiruvananthapuram, March 14 (IANS) Six months after the "Emerging Kerala" meet was held in Kochi to showcase opportunities to investors in the state, 30 projects under it have so far been cleared, state Industries Minister P.K. Kunhalikutty said Thursday.
Hyderabad, March 12 (IANS) Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) and Hyderabad's Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) have bagged Airport Service Quality (ASQ) awards by the Airports Council International (ACI) for 2012.
Kochi, March 12 (IANS) The Catholic Church in Kerala expects that the new pope would be elected by Thursday morning, a church official said Tuesday.
Aizawl, March 11 (IANS) The Airport Authority of India (AAI) will soon take over Mizoram's Lengpui Airport to expand operations, an official said Monday.
Melbourne, Mar. 11 (ANI): A topless barmaid has claimed that she was unfairly dismissed after she refused to change kegs in the cool room in her undies.
Kochi, March 11 (IANS) Billed as India's biggest shopping mall, the Lulu Shopping Mall was inaugurated by Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy here. It was built at a cost of Rs.1,600 crore, an official has said.
Beijing, March 11 (IANS) Sales of first and business class flights have dropped as China's frugality campaign gathers pace beyond high-end dining, according to the country's civil aviation authorities.
Kochi, March 10 (IANS) Billed as India's biggest shopping mall, the Lulu Shopping Mall was inaugurated by Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy here Sunday.
New York, Mar 9 (ANI): An aircraft using French fries and chicken wings as fuel has been announced by Dutch airline company KLM and will fly from John F Kennedy (JFK) International Airport, New York to Amsterdam, Holland.
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Dismissing a petition challenging renaming of Amritsar's Rajasansi International Airport to Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport, the Supreme Court Friday said that approaching it for enforcement of constitutional rights should be for much larger issues affecting people and society.
Thiruvananthapuram, March 8 (IANS) Numerous events marked International Women's Day Friday in Kerala, India's most literate state. There were some not-so-pleasant moments too.
Buenos Aires, March 8 (IANS) Frustrated with the team's 0-1 loss to Argentine Club Atletico Tigre, a group of fans from Brazil's Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras attacked the team's players here at the Jorge Newbery Airport.
Kochi, March 7 (IANS) Cochin Port hosted an important guest Thursday when Archbishop Desmond Tutu - modern day apostle of peace and Nobel laureate - came calling as a tourist.
Washington, Mar. 6 (ANI): A commercial pilot has claimed he spotted a drone aircraft flying near his plane as he landed at John F. Kennedy Airport.
Washington, March 6 (IANS) The American capital braced as a massive storm headed its way after breaking a snowfall record in Chicago and prompting the cancellation of more than 1,000 flights for Wednesday.
Kochi, March 3 (IANS) Services won the final of the 67th Santosh Trophy here Sunday at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium by beating hosts Kerala 4-3 on penalties in a closely fought soccer contest.
Tokyo, Mar 2 (ANI): The president of All Nippon Airways, Boeing's biggest single customer for its troubled 787 Dreamliner, has said that the aerospace giant has made progress in resolving problems with the aircraft's lithium-ion batteries.
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 28 (IANS) National award winning actor Salim Kumar's Oriya movie "Unga" goes on the floors, with a silent scene being shot on the first day.
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 28 (IANS) Kerala's ruling United Democratic Front (UDF) Thursday welcomed the union budget for 2013-14 as a balanced one bringing a bit to cheer to the state while the opposition CPI-M dismissed it as a "wet cracker" and mere tinkering.
Kochi, Feb 27 (IANS) Maharashtra will have to once again bring out their doggedness that helped them reach the last-four stage when they lock horns with hosts Kerala in the first semi-final of the 67th Santosh Trophy for the National Football Championships at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here Thursday.
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The All India Football Federation Wednesday said the semifinals and the final of the 67th Santosh Trophy will be telecast live by DD Sports.
London, Feb. 25 (ANI): Luxury watchmaker Rolex has beaten off competition from Apple to be crowned Britain's favourite brand.
Santo Domingo, Feb 22 (IANS/EFE) Singer Martha Heredia was detained in possession of heroin as she prepared to board a flight at Cibao International Airport in the northern city of Santiago, Dominican authorities said.
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) In less than a week from now, thousands of charged up students will get together to develop apps for the Windows platform.
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 21 (IANS) Patience of people in Kerala is apparently wearing thin as the two-day nationwide strike called by major trade unions continued Thursday.
London, Feb 21 (ANI): A French lingerie brand has launched an ad campaign featuring bouncing boobs.